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At Disney, running a race is all about the costume

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At Walt Disney World, you might find Darth Vader, Tinker Bell or a classic Disney princess running alongside half-marathon participants. These events are no ordinary races, and the trips that participants take are no ordinary Disney visits. Few care about race times, particularly with opportunities to pose with costumed characters such as Donald Duck and Boba Fett. Racing is mostly about getting to the photo ops before lines get too long. Disney has races to honor classic Disney and Pixar…

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Disney World plans to end Osborne Family Christmas lights

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Darth Vader’s in. Santa Claus is out. Walt Disney World on Friday announced this will be the last year of the Osborne family’s Christmas lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been a Christmas tradition at Disney World for the past 20 years. Disney officials say the theme park is unable to put on the lights after this year because of plans to use the space for new Stars Wars and Toy Story themed…

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‘Avengers’ + ‘Star Wars’ = big year for Disney

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Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever. With its Marvel movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” just having notched the second-biggest domestic opening weekend of all time and a new “Star Wars” movie coming this winter, analysts expect the company to post not only great movie studio results but a big…

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